Russell Blackwood

In a benefit for Thrillpeddlers

White Rabbit,
Red Rabbit

Sunday May 29 7:00pm

Tickets: General Admission
$15 advance, $20 at door
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission

Note: Some shows are benefits and have higher VIP prices as well.

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit Performances:

Ava Roy » May 19 8:00pm
Rotimi Agbabiaka » May 20 8:00pm
Shinichi Iova-Koga » May 21 6:00pm
Nato Green » May 22 2:00pm
Brian Livingstone » May 22 7:00pm
Eric Reid » May 28 6:00pm
Russell Blackwood » May 29 7:00pm
Nancy Wang » June 2 8:00pm
Rob Melrose » June 3 7:00pm
Eliana Lopez » June 4 2:00pm
Tony Kelly » June 5 3:00pm

Russell Blackwood

Russell Blackwood is the impresario of Thrillpeddlers, a company dedicated to Grand Guignol terror theatre and Theatre of the Ridiculous.  In 1999, the company produced the first Shocktoberfest, San Francisco’s annual spectacular of terror and titillation.  In 2004, they opened The Hypnodrome, Thrillpeddlers own SOMA performance venue. Soon after he directed and performed in revivals of The Cockettes musicals: Pearls Over Shanghai, Hot Greeks, Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma, and Vice Palace. Russell has also performed at The Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, George Coates Performance Works, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and on tour with Thrillpeddlers at Lincoln Center and in Rio de Janeiro.  He earned his BFA in Acting from Boston University.

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour declined to serve in his country’s armed forces, in return the Iranian government denied Mr. Soleimanpour’s request for a passport. Unable to leave Iran, he has instead sent a script to SFIAF to have other people read it for him. Soleimanpour’s arresting and allegorical work, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play. Soleimanpour turns his isolation to his own advantage with the play (written in English) which requires no director, no set, and a different actor for every performance. Per Mr. Soleimanpour’s instruction, the script of White Rabbit, Red Rabbit will be opened in front of the audience and performed unrehearsed by a different actor each night.

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